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Key Questions To Ask Your Mortgage Advisor When Applying for a Mortgage

We spoke to one of Northern Ireland’s leading mortgage brokers Abbey Financial Services about the most important questions you need to consider when you're looking for a mortgage.

Posted: 9th August 2019 by James Gardner
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Signing up for a mortgage in the UK is demanding.

With the help of a trusted mortgage advisor, it's possible to organise your thoughts and find the right option for you. Before signing on the dotted line, it's important to ask the right questions.

Here's what you should be asking when it's time to sit down with a reliable mortgage advisor.

1) What is the Best Interest Rate for My Situation?

Start with the interest rate because this is going to have a significant impact on your payments. You don't want something higher than what your situation demands. A mortgage advisor will shed light on how low you can feasibly go while applying. There are times when you are going to find high rates that are out of your budgetary needs. It's okay to ignore those lenders and stick to what you have discussed with your mortgage advisor.

2) What are the Costs Going to Be? 

There are expenses associated with mortgages and it's important to dive into the costs as soon as possible. Knowing the underlying interest rates, monthly payments, and more can go a long way in helping you figure things out. A mortgage advisor will help shed light on what may happen when you start applying on the open market.

3) Are There Penalties Involved?

This is an important question because penalties are possible when you break the agreement. Being able to learn about these penalties in advance can save you the trouble later on. Plus, you are not going to be surprised while negotiating with the lender. Otherwise, they can slip these penalties into the agreement.

4) What's Required to Gain a Quick Approval?

This is one thing all clients want. You hope to get the situation taken care of as soon as possible. If that is the case, it's important to put yourself in the best possible situation.

A mortgage advisor will go through your information and put together a plan of action that leads to quick approvals. This is how you're able to push past potential hurdles quickly.

5) Are There Ways To Get Discounts?

Getting a discount is possible depending on certain variables. An example of this would be going to the bank and having all of your accounts in one place. The lender is more likely to provide discounts when they know you're bringing in more assets. This adds value to the deal and ensures you become an attractive client in their eyes.

Don't be afraid to ask about potential discounts and see what the advisor has to say. They will know what lenders can offer and this will shape the approach you take.

Final Thoughts

Sitting down and speaking to a mortgage advisor means asking the right questions. These questions can set the foundation for a properly customised agreement where both sides are content. Of course, there are several details to ponder over and being able to speak to a professional advisor goes a long way in alleviating your fears.

With the questions listed here, you'll be well on your way to a great deal.  Financial advisors can be vital in assisting with any mortgage application so it's well worth giving a trusted financial advisor a call if you're in need of any help.

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